Gemma Tipton chaired a panel discussion on Still Life, a commissioned exhibition for Wexford Arts Centre, Ireland. She explores the question of what to do with our old courthouses and country houses, and suggests they are turned into shopping centers or art galleries. Still Life is at its “most compelling in the film which lulls the senses in the same way that architecture, air, sound, smell and surface are all orchestrated to so do in the highly artificial atmosphere of the shopping mall”…'“there is a seductive beauty” to these works.
Phoenix Rising, conceived and curated by Logan Sisley, invited six artists to respond to Dublin City a hundred years on from Scottish biologist, sociologist and planner Patrick Geddes' invitation to visit Dublin. Inspired by Patrick Geddes, Dublin's 1914 Civic Exhibition attempted to re-imagine Dublin as "the phoenix of cities" during a period of economic, social and political strife, see Hugh Lane.